Wells Amnesty Group

June 28 2017
Wells Amnesty Group

THE Wells Amnesty Group relaunch took place at Wells Museum on Wednesday, June 21. The event coincided with Refugee Week, and the plight of those fleeing persecution or war was the focus of the evening.

A stunning array of photos depicting the plight of refugees was displayed in the lecture hall. Originally shown in London last year, the Magnum ‘I Welcome’ exhibition includes the work of many photographers who have captured the experiences of refugees from all over the world over several decades.

The exhibition was the backdrop to a talk by Lisa Incledon, the secretary of the Volunteer Committee for Amnesty Children’s Human Rights Network. Lisa described the various campaigns that the network was involved with, including the call to change the law to allow child refugees in the UK to be reunited with their families.

Roughly 30 people – and potential new members for the Wells group – attended the event and were invited to sign a petition calling on the government to ensure that children are allowed to access their right to register as British citizens.